Thursday closing worship

The closing worship service of the Thursday session of the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.  Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata’s sermon was entitled, “Love Heals.”  Guest worship artists included: National Choir of Cote d’Ivoire and the Sielinski Singers of McFarlin Memorial UMC in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Bishop Richard Wilke. An official portrait courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Gay daughter sent bishop back to Scriptures

The co-author of the popular Disciple Bible study writes about how learning his daughter is gay led him to examine Scriptures about homosexuality more closely.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Thomas Lank

Seeing ‘new face’ of Christian church in China

A joint United Methodist volunteer team from the North Central and Northeastern jurisdictions makes a journey of peace and goodwill to China.
General Church
The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

Commission on General Conference added to confusion

Closed meeting and referral decision were mistakes, writes a former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council.